Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them. –  Joubert Botha

The journey towards becoming a parent can be made especially tough when those around us don’t seem to understand what we’ve been through or indeed what we may still be going through. Our loved ones, with all the best of intentions may simply not ‘get it’ and the things they may say can wound us deeply. Then there are others who are simply not self aware enough to keep their opinions on your journey to themselves.

The thing to remember is that, sometimes until a person has been through the anguish that is infertility, it is difficult for them to understand what the process takes out of you. If you are going through a tough time, remember that how others treat us is all about who they are, you do not, I repeat, you do not have to accept negative treatment from anyone. Use you voice with love of course and tell them that you’ve got this.

This is your journey. Focus on you. Direct your energy towards your goal. It is too important to get distracted by others.

Here’s to your success, always.